Dr Katharine Seton


Research Scientist

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Gut microbes in health and disease

I am a postdoctoral research scientist with a background in immunology and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) research.

I obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from Newcastle University in 2016. During my undergraduate degree I was awarded a vacation scholarship from the Wellcome Trust which was used to study the heritability of ME/CFS over 8 weeks. After obtaining my BSc I moved to Norwich to undertake a PhD based at the Quadram Institute, which was funded by the UK charity Invest in ME Research. My PhD investigated the immune response to gut microbes in ME/CFS patients.

I am now at the Quadram Institute as an immunology research scientist in the Gut Microbes and Health programme where my principle role is to determine whether ME/CFS patients have premature ageing of the immune system because of chronic exposure to gut microbes. I will be working on the phase IIb clinical trial of faecal microbiota transplantation in ME/CFS patients (RESTORE-ME study).

Hsieh SY, Savva GM, Telatin A, Tiwari SK, Tariq MA, Newberry F, Seton KA, Booth C, Bansal AS, Adriaenssens EM, Wileman T, Carding S. (2023)

Investigating the Human Intestinal DNA Virome and Predicting Disease-Associated VirusHost Interactions in Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

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Seton KA, Carding SR, Defernez M, Telatin A, Tiwari SK, Savva GM, Hayhoe A, Noble A, Carvalho A, James S, Bansal A, Wileman . (2023)

Investigating antibody reactivity to the intestinal microbiome in severe myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS): A feasibility study.

International journal of molecular sciences, 24, 15316

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